We have stayed in this cottage for the last 3 years and always around the same time of year. We initially picked Grassington as our base in the dales as we are all avid walkers we simply love the area and the village as all the amenities we need shops restaurants pubs etc. We choose Ellesmere as when we first came our party consisted of 6 persons , it has a great location in the centre of the village and was competitively priced. After our second visit in 2016 we did consider looking for another cottage for 2017 as we felt the cottage interior was looking a little tired. However we heard via our contacts in the village that it had been refurbished so we booked again for 2017 and we pleased to say that they have done an excellent job. New kitchen which they have reconfigured with an island / breakfast bar, new downstairs toilet and utility room, new upstairs bathroom suite. All internal doors have been replaced, new central heating system installed, new carpets and bedroom furniture.
The only negative for us was that although it has a very modern and new interior when we first arrived we had to do a little cleaning as there was dust on a lot of surfaces and work tops. Having said that we always judge accommodation by asking " would we come back next year ? " our answer after this years visit is simply - definitely. In fact we have already booked again 2018 !!
The house is perfectly located near the centre of the village. Plenty of off road parking for 4 cars (narrow access, but fine in a 4x4). House is large and really well equipped - large screen tv, underfloor heating, powerful showers, great private garden, patio bathed in sunshine. We'll be staying here again..!
I contacted the owner about booking over New Year's Eve. I had no reply by email so called direct. They advised that the property was available but the minimum stay was 5 nights, it does not say as much in the terms I have read. I was still ok with this however and asked the cost, they could not tell me. The owner preferred instead for me to email again. I did so and was advised the dates were not available. I emailed regarding slightly different dates and have received no response. I also called them back, there has been no answer.
Stayed here between Christmas and New Year.
The house was situated in a perfect spot in the centre of the village.
The house was big but I must say it was tired, lacking TLC and could have been cleaner.
The house was marketed has having more bathrooms than it actually had and a party of 10 would struggle with one en-suite and one bathroom.
Would suggest a refurb which would enhance the whole house.
Some Christmas decorations would not have gone amiss.
Loved our time in this house for a family Xmas holiday. Comfortably accomodated all 10 of us. Plenty of space. Big kitchen and dining room and a cosy lounge. bedrooms were a bit chilly on top floor but not massive issue. This house is in a perfect location. So peaceful and private yet just yards away from the gorgeous village of grassington. Great for nipping into spar when we ran out of milk. Fantastic walks and adventures for those who want that yet just as enjoyable for those who just want to visit local shops , cafes etc. We all felt so sad to leave. Would definetely book again. For the price we paid we were very happy
The house is beautiful to look at, inside it is a little tired in places but it was spotlessly clean when we arrived and very comfortable. The fridge is a little small for such a large house since it can host up to 10 people but we managed. The rooms are all a decent size and worked really well for our party ranging from a 7 year old to a 68 year old.
Parking is a bit tight, there are two spaces, one in the drive next to the garden which is only suitable for a medium sized car, we parked a Ford Focus there and it was just about OK. The second space adjacent to the property is bigger and could fit a larger car.
The location couldn't be better off a quite lane but right in the heart of Grassington. We'd very happily book to go back.
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